Director Jim Watson features in Social Market Foundation “Ask the Expert” podcast

16 May 2019

In their latest “Ask the Expert” podcast UKERC Director Prof. Jim Watson chats to Social Market Foundation (SMF) Director James Kirkup about how the UK could achieve a just transition to a zero carbon economy.


Ask The Expert is the SMF’s lunctime seminar series, hosted in association with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC),  a part of UK Research and Innovation.

These events seek to bring the best policy output from the world of academia into the heart of Westminster. Events are open to all and are broadcast live via Periscope on the SMF’s Twitter feed. Access a full list of past and upcoming SMF events here.

In the fourth episode: ‘How can we ensure a just transition to a low carbon economy?’ James Kirkup and Prof. Jim Watson, explore ideas around emissions reductions and ensuring a just transtion. Questions include: how will the UK meet its carbon targets, who should pay and what are the social and political challenges of the energy transition?
Listen to the podcast